Saturday, October 11, 2008

Early Fall Leaves in the Mountains


DH & I went on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the northernmost part of NC today, after spending the night with my brother and family. Lots of fun. Got right much stitching done in the car ride in between the less picturesque spots and taking some pictures.

The further north we went, the more colorful it became. It was a beautiful drive, though the leaves weren't peaking yet - probably in the next week or so. When I see nature's beauty like this unfold in such magnitude, I truly marvel at God's creation.

Could not work on the Madeira biscornu in the car - too darn small for me, so pulled out one I hadn't worked on in a while, which I'll make into a pillow for a friend who loves snowmen. Great to stitch on in the car, as it's 10 count Tula with Watercolours and large needle. Don't ask me how, but I lost one of the main threads (count me irritated). It must have fallen out of the car at the last stop and I didn't notice it. C'est la vie. Hope our LNS has it in stock next week. Will post pics of the progress soon.




We’re having some wedding flowers dried by a florist; as my daughter works during her working hours, she suggested we come by on Thurs. night during her stitching group. My ears immediately perked up when I heard this. Come to find out, this is a group from an old LNS (OOB) that still meets. So cool to unexpectedly find others who share this love of needlework!


15 comments:

wonderwonderwonder said...

every time i'm in a craft store i always look longingly at the needlework sections. and your work is great! if you have any tips as to where to begin, would love to hear them. but it is fun to see it all in action:)

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Gabi said...

Beautiful pictures. These colors are so lovely. Autumn is a great season isn't it? Wishing you lots of fun with the stitching group

Rene la Frog said...

Beautiful pictures. I miss the colors of Fall so much. Palm trees just don't excite me, no changing of colors here.

Terry said...

I love the pictures; makes me homesick for CT. Thanks for sharing.

CameoRoze said...

Oh, Carolyn!
Such beautiful scenery. Makes me want to be sure and drive into the country this week to see what Idaho has to offer as color in between the evergreens!
Cameo @-->-->---

Barb said...

The fall pictures are beautiful. I love fall. The leaves are just starting to turn here. I love it.

Katrien (ILCS) said...

beautiful autumn pictures

Kelly said...

Just beautiful pictures!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous pictures. I think it was too dry in MI this year, the leaves don't have much color change, they just seem to be falling off the trees!

Meari said...

Beautiful fall colors!

Autumn said...

Oh what beautiful colors!!!!!

Barb said...

The pictures are beautiful. Our leaves are stating to turn now too. I love fall. It is so beautiful this time of year!

Debbie Jo said...

OOOHHHHH!!!!! You just broke my heart! I lived in Asheville NC for 7 yrs and oh how I miss riding the Blue Ridge parkway this time of the year. Thank you so so very much for sharing the pictures and bringing back the most wonderful memories!

Shari said...

beautiful fall colors!!!!!! Take a look at my blog, for my fall pictures! Thanks for sharing your beauty!

Louisiana Momma said...

Your pictures of the mountains are beautiful.. I am a WV transplant in Louisiana - so I miss those views sometimes :-) Your stitching is also lovely :-)

Courtney in Louisiana